Vallee de la Marne

The Vallée de la Marne, which is shown on the map in verdant green, features terroirs with cooler climates due to the natural topography of an east-west orientated valley where shade and sun exposure are determined by the time of day. The denser clay-rich soils favour the meunier vines which account for about 70% of all its champagne production. Meunier grapes are a hardy variety, tolerant of the area’s frost-prone conditions and heavy topsoil.

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It is one of the largest regions of Champagne and includes the sub-regions of Grande Vallée de la Marne; Rive Droite and Rive Gauche (ie the right bank and left bank of the Marne river); and Côteaux Sud d’Épernay.